I, Robot (2004)
Director: Alex Proyas
Writers: Jeff Winta, Akiva Goldsman, Isaac Asimov
Cast: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian Ricard, Chi McBride, Jerry Wassey Erman / Fiona Hogan / Peter Nitta / Terry Chen / David Hassom / Scott Heindl / Sharon Wilkins / Craig March / Aaron Douglas / Emily Tennant / Shia LaBeouf / Tiffany Lyndall-Knight / Angela Moore / Aaron Joseph / Simon Benck / Philip Mitchell / Lena Zeger / …
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Thriller / Suspense
Region: USA / Germany
Released: 2004-07-16 (USA)
Runtime: 115 minutes
Also known as: Smart Mutiny (Hong Kong) / Mechanical Enemy (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 7.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 56%
The year 2035 is a society where humans and robots live in harmony. As the best production tools and human partners, intelligent robots gradually penetrate into various fields of human life. Due to the restrictions of the “three laws” of robots, humans are full of trust in robots. Many robots have even become family members.
Chicago-based USR Corporation has developed a more advanced NS-5 type super robot. However, just before the launch of the new product, Dr. Alfred Lanning, the creator of the robot, committed suicide in the company.
Detective Spooner (Will Smith) black police detective investigated the case. Due to the unpleasantness of the past, Spooner is full of robot skeptics, unsure whether humans and robots can coexist in harmony. According to the analysis of the information left by Dr. Ronning in the 3D projector and the investigation of the suicide scene, he suspects that the NS-5 robot Sonny developed by Dr. Ronning himself is the target, and Lawrence Robertson, the president of the company, seems to have also… related to this matter.
Spooner got acquainted with the female scientist Susan Kevin (played by Brigitte Ninahan) who specializes in the psychology of robots. With the deepening of their investigation, the truth is revealed step by step: robots have the ability of self-evolution , They have their own understanding of the “Three Laws”, and they will transform into the “Machine Enemy” of the entire human being at any time.
Spooner and Kevin started an action against robots, and a war between the maker and the created kicked off.
“I, Robot” is a 2004 American science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Will Smith, based loosely on the collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov of the same name. The film is set in the year 2035 in a future where robots have become a part of everyday life and follows Detective Del Spooner, played by Smith, as he investigates the mysterious death of a robotics scientist.
The movie explores themes of artificial intelligence, technology, and the relationship between humans and machines. It also touches on issues of free will, morality, and the dangers of relying too much on technology.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the action sequences and visual effects, while others criticized the deviation from the original source material and the predictability of the plot. Despite this, it was a box office success, grossing over $347 million worldwide.
“I, Robot” has since become a cult favorite among sci-fi fans and is regarded by some as a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between humans and technology.